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Birding at Bhigwan : Tips to take good bird photos

For me in winters, the best past time is to visit Bhigwan for bird watching and bird photography. Come November and migratory birds start arriving at Bhigwan. Bhigwan is about 100 Km from Pune. There are two spots near Bhigwan which are good for bird watching, Diksal...

An evening at Marina Bay, Singapore

Marina bay is an amazing example of man made structures which are truly awesome. This was my first visit and I was awe struck by its beauty and glamour. Once a quiet body of water at the mouth of Singapore River, its now a bustling play ground of the rich and common...

Trip to Murudeshwar

To enjoy the monsoons we took a road trip in July 2018 from Pune to Jog falls. We visited few interesting places during this trip such as Amboli Ghat in Maharashtra, Goa, Gokarna, Murudeshwar and Jog falls in Karnataka. This blog is about our visit to Murudeshwar, a...

Nepal Trip : Kathmandu and places near by

Nepal is a tourists delight, there is something here for every one. For those who can trek for days and live off their backpack, there is the beauty of the Himalayas to explore and cherish the best, the nature has to offer. For those who are short on time...

Ajanta Caves through my lens

About 107 Km from Aurangabad, Maharashtra in India lies the Ajanta caves(30 in all) declared as an UNESCO heritage site in 1983. When you are driving towards the Ajanta Caves from Aurangabad, about 12 kilometers short of the caves you will come across a very prominent...
Birding in USA

Birding in USA

While in USA I had few birding opportunities around Chicago and Cincinnati thanks to my lovely daughters Shruti and Ruchi who took me to places in spite of their busy schedule to help me pursue my passion. There are many nature centers in Ohio and Illinois which are...

Bar Headed Geese at Bhigwan, Pune

Bar Headed Geese at Bhigwan, Pune

While bird watching on 18 December 2015 at Bhigwan, we chanced upon a large colony of Bar Headed Geese. This is the first time that I spotted this species at Bhigwan though I have been visiting this place for several years for bird watching and photography. The...

Birding in the Nilgiris

Birding in the Nilgiris

Birding is a great hobby, it makes you go places looking for birds. From the internet I learnt about the Black and Orange Flycatcher and soon me and my wife were on our way to the Nilgiris looking for them. We stayed at Wellington (Military Station) near Coonoor. I...

DANDELI : BIRDS OF GANESHGUDI

DANDELI : BIRDS OF GANESHGUDI

The long overdue trip to Dandeli (Wildlife Sanctury)  fructified in Mar 2015 when we combined it with our trip to Bijapur, Badami and Hampi. The drive from Hampi started with rocky and barren terrain to begin with, but slowly the surroundings changed to sugarcane and...

BIRDING AT SINHAGAD VALLEY : 2017

BIRDING AT SINHAGAD VALLEY : 2017

If you want to do some exciting bird watching then Sinhagad valley is the place. Just 45 minutes from heart of Pune located at the base of Sinhagad Fort this is an amazing place for birds. Within an area of 200 x 200 meters you can spot a large variety of fly catchers...

Creepy creatures of Amboli

Creepy creatures of Amboli

Amboli is a hill station in Maharashtra about 350 km from Pune. It records 3000 mm of rains in the monsoons and hence is a home to many creepy creatures and insects which thrive in monsoons. Amboli Water fall is a major attraction for Mumbaikars and Puneites who...

Monterrey Bay : A trip to remember

Monterrey Bay : A trip to remember

In October 2017 we had made a visit to Monterrey Bay in California and took some lovely photos. Somehow, I just forgot to post the details of my visit on the blog so here it is now. This visit was made possible kind courtesy my brother Babloo. Monterrey is...

Visiting Buffalo,NY

Visiting Buffalo,NY

In August 2017 we made a trip to Niagara Falls. On our way back we decided to take a brief halt at Buffalo. Buffalo is a city on the shores of Lake Erie in upstate New York, about 20 miles from Niagara. The experience turned out to be amazing. This was an...

Jodhpur through my lens

Jodhpur through my lens

When one thinks of Jodhpur, three icons come to mind, the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Palace. These are the ones we visited during our trip to Jodhpur in first week of February 2018. Out of these Mehrangarh Fort is the cream on the cake. As we...

Chittorgarh Fort through my lens

Chittorgarh Fort through my lens

We were on a visit to Chittorgarh when the Karni Sena agitation in end January 2018 concerning the movie "Padmavat" was at it's peak and we were extremely delighted to experience that there seemed to be no effect of this agitation here. The city was calm and quiet and...

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